Concord, NH – The warrant for last week's "Fugitive of the Week," Kierran Michael Pierce, 23, alleging his failure to appear on a multiple counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault on children under the age of 13, has been recalled by the Belknap Superior Court. According to the clerk's office at Belknap County Superior Court, an attorney representing Pierce contacted the court after he had been featured as the "Fugitive of the Week." The court provided a new court date and vacated the arrest warrant at that time in lieu of his newly scheduled court appearance.
Pierce had been featured this past Wednesday morning as the "Fugitive of the Week." This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster's Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink Link, the Rochester Voice and prominently featured on the internet. The "Fugitive of the Week" continues to be a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the "Fugitive of the Week" is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,908 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2019). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.